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Public Health Alert

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS Has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. 

what to do if you have symptoms?

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • High temperature
  • New continuous cough

DO NOT come to the surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

You DO NOT need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Please visit the NHS UK site to read the advice about staying at home. - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Use the NHS 111 ONLINE coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your symptoms get worse
  • your symptoms do not get any better after 7 days

The NHS 111 online service can be accessed by visiting:  https://111.nhs.uk/

At the moment from Monday the 16th of March the surgery will be remain open however our doors will be closed. Patients who have planned scheduled appointments will be the only patients allowed to entry to the practice, please use the door bell to indicate arrival.

We would ask all other patients who DO NOT have a scheduled appointment to NOT attend the surgery and to telephone us to allow us to triage your query.

We will continue to communicate with our patients when changes occur in these developing times.

We thank all our patients in advance for your support and patience.

Dr Mallard-Smith and Partners.

Veteran Support

Aged Veterans Counselling is a MoD funded service providing free counselling to anyone with military service born before 1950.  If you feel you would benefit from this service please contact your regular GP to discuss onward referral. This service is due to expire on the 31st of March 2017 so please get in touch before to be eligible for onward referral.

Key features of this unique free counselling service include:

  • Open to anyone born before 1950 who has any military service (including National Service).
  • Counselling is extended to family members and carers of veterans born before 1950.
  • Counselling can be provided at the home / care home of the veteran.
  • The service is completely free of charge, and is funded by the MoD’s Veteran’s Fund.
  • The counselling covers all everyday issues, such as bereavement, depression, loneliness and anxiety, and is not restricted to post combat or PTSD issues.
  • Most referrals are made by a third party, such as a GP surgery, care home, or a veterans’ charity.  Individual veterans can also self-refer.
  • All counselling is confidential and provided by specialist BACP accredited counsellors.

Aged Veterans Contact Number: 020 7708 5000 (office hours)

Emails: referrals@agedveteranscounselling.org.uk (please note all referrals must come through your GP)

Website: www.agedveteranscounselling.org.uk

Practice News

We are delighted to share with our patients that we have been awards Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice award by The Royal College of General Practitioners.

What does this mean? 

This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services. This is important in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment. 

If you are ex-forces, please let us know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care. 

Military Events



 
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